When it came to naming the Whisky of the Year in the 2018 Top 20, one contender stood out for its balance, complexity, and elegance—hallmarks of the best Japanese whiskies. A blend of over 100 different malt and grain whiskies, Nikka From The Barrel showcases the blender’s skill at its peak. Widely available and priced at $65 on the shelf, this whisky proved itself worthy of our number-one spot. For more details about Nikka From The Barrel and the other 2018 winners, check out the full Top 20 list.
If you’re interested in making whisky cocktails at home, you’ll need these bar tools and a few choice mixers.
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